10 Checklist for Perfect WordPress theme

10 Checklist for Perfect WordPress theme

WordPress plugins
Template files
Is your theme widgetized?
Does your theme have a search option?
Check Browser Compatibility
Testing all functionality and plugins
Pruning plugins
Test Loading Time
Does your theme work in all browsers?
Is the theme's code valid?
Check the outgoing links!
Can the theme handle pages?
Make sure your theme supports trackbacks
How is your theme handling titles?

Benefits & Dis-Advantages Of WordPress Platform

The Benefits Of WordPress As A Website Platform

A WordPress platform is highly recommended for a number or reasons, here are just a few:-
  • A WordPress-based website is SEO friendly and can easily be optimized for the search engines See some of the websites I have built and promoted to the top of Google.
  • The content can easily be added to or edited by the owner from a Control Panel. No separate software or technical knowledge is required. There are videos below showing how easy this ‘Content Management System’ is to use.
  • The functionality of the site can easily be extended by the use of what are termed ‘plugins’. If a new feature is needed on the website then there is probably a plugin that can provided it.
  • The layout and look of a WordPress website is determined by the ‘Theme’. There are many ready-made Themes available and most of them are free. You can very quickly set up a great-looking website in minutes just by installing a Theme.
  • WordPress is being constantly improved and updated with great new features.
  • WordPress offers much better comment management on the back end, and just added comment threading as an option.
  • WordPress only shows real trackbacks, not those annoying fake ones that show up on practically every Blogger post ever since they added their new blogroll widget.

The Disadvantages Of A WordPress Platform

  • If you use too many plugins, they can slow the site down
  • Not easy to format Tables and Graphic Images
  • Can’t be used for Database Driven websites with complex search boxes, e.g. like rightmove.co.uk
  • Because WordPress is being constantly improved and updated with great new features, it is necessary to upgrade on the website periodically. Not a great issue, but the plugins then become out of date and you have to update those also. Not a big issue, but some admin overhead you have to attend to.
Source: mindandmoneymatters.com

What’s Next for Delicious?

Many of you have read the news stories about Delicious that began appearing yesterday. We’re genuinely sorry to have these stories appear with so little context for our loyal users. While we can’t answer each of your questions individually, we wanted to address what we can at this stage and we promise to keep you posted as future plans get finalized.

Is Delicious being shut down? And should I be worried about my data?

- No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive.

What is Yahoo! going to do with Delicious?

- We’re actively thinking about the future of Delicious and we believe there is a home outside the company that would make more sense for the service and our users. We’re in the process of exploring a variety of options and talking to companies right now. And we’ll share our plans with you as soon as we can.

What if I want to get my bookmarks out of Delicious right away?

- As noted above, there’s no reason to panic. We are maintaining Delicious and encourage you to keep using it. That said, we have export options if you so choose. Additionally, many services provide the ability to import Delicious links and tags.

We’ll let you know more as things develop.

Source: blog.delicious.com

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